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Homer (graece - latine). Odyssea id est, de rebus ab Ulysse gestis. Eiusdem Batrachomyomachia & Hymni. Latina versione ad verbum è regione apposita. Strasbourg: Theodosius Rihel [1572], 837 pages, [1 page], 25 unnumbered leaves, with woodcut printer`s device on title, contemporary pigskin over boards, blindstamped and coloured in red and blue, dated 1576 and initials GV, red edges, 8° (19,5 x 12,5 cm). 3.850,00 EUR
VD16 H 4697, (also: VD16 H 4622, VD16 H 4644); Adams H 763; Schweiger I, 157; Heitz, Elsässische Büchermarken plate XXXI, N° 10 (for the printer`s device); Haebler I, page 75, XXIV (for the plates). Impressive Renaissance Binding by Hans Cantzler from Wittenberg dated 1576 coloured in red and blue. Front and back cover each with a central plate, surrounded by two roles: candelabra role (dyed in blue) and tendril role (dyed in red). Front cover with four scenes: Fall of Mankind, Resurrection, Last Judgement and Crucifixion. Back cover with two scenes: Annunciation and Adoration of the Shepherds. Hans Cantzler worked from 1546 till his death 1580 in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. His reformatory attitude is reflected by the scene of the Last Judgement: the Pope is been lost in the hellfire. (cf. Konrad von Rabenau; Deutsche Bucheinbände der Renaissance, N° 43).
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